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Doug Holder interviews Karen Klein--Dancer, Poet, founder of textmoves. Founded by Karen Klein, teXtmoVes works in the interdisciplinary intersection between spoken word and movement, poetry and dance, experimentally exploring their boundaries and connections. It is the goal of this collective to bring intergenerational performance works which integrate dance and poetry to diverse audiences. ​ teXtmoVes does not simply have a poet recite and dancers move, but explores multiple innovative...
Topics: textmoves, doug holder, karen Klien, somerville media studios, poet to poet
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Aug 19, 2019 dougholder
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Stone Soup Poetry Presents: John Weiners. 
Topics: North End, European, Jack Powers Improv Asylum, Boston
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( CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE) Holder reviewed a book by Moore--he commented about the review--and discussed other matters of his life. Of Richard Moore’s ten published volumes of poetry, one was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of a novel,  The Investigator  (Story Line Press, 1991), a collection of essays,  The Rule That Liberates  (University of South Dakota Press, 1994), and translations of Plautus’  Captivi  (in the Johns Hopkins University Complete Roman Drama...
Topics: Doug Holder, Richard Moore Poet, Tom Daley
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( CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE)  A student from Doug Holder's poetry workshop writes him a letter about a memoir Holder published Way, Way Off the Road by Hugh Fox. She objects to the description of Richard Nason, a movie critic for TIME magazine.
Topics: Richard Nason, Hugh Fox, Doug Holder, Way, Way Off the Road, Ibbetson Street Press
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Jul 28, 2019 dougholder
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( Click on Picture to Enlarge) Later this poem served as an introduction to one of the anthologies for the Bagel Bards literary group founded in 2004, by Doug Holder, Harris Gardner, and Steve Glines in Cambridge, MA.
Topics: Afaa Michael Weaver, Bagel Bards, Doug Holder, Harris Garner, Steve Glines, Somerville, MA
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Jul 25, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE " I can not thank you enough for how you have helped us to elevate the arts at Endicott College."--Peter Eden/Dean of Arts and Sciences/Endicott College
Topics: Endicott College, Peter Eden, Doug Holder
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2 pages.  CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Mike Basinski's introduction to Doug Holder's book of interviews:  "From the Paris of New England." Michael Basinski  (born 1950 in  Buffalo, New York ) is an American text, visual and sound  poet . He was the curator of The Poetry/Rare Books Collection of the University Libraries,  State University of New York at Buffalo . He performs as a solo poet and with the performance/sound ensemble, Bufffluxus. [1]
Topics: Mike Basinski, Doug Holder, University at Buffalo, From the Paris of New England, Somerville, MA
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Click on Picture twice to Enlarge. Featured Poets: Robbie Gamble, Richard Wilhelm, and Sue Landon Doug Holder, the arts editor for The Somerville News ( later The Somerville Times) started the LYRICAL Somerville Column. For 17 years and counting it has featured poetry by poets mostly in the Somerville/Boston Area.
Topics: Doug Holder, Lyrical Somerville, Robbie Gamble, Richard Wilhem, Susan Landon, Doug Holder
Victor Wallis is a professor of Liberal Arts at the Berklee College of Music. He was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy and has been writing on ecological issues since the early 1990s. His writings have appeared in journals such as Monthly Review and New Political Science, and have been translated into thirteen languages. Holder interviewed Wallis on his Somerville Media Center show  Poet to Poet Writer to Writer
Topics: Victor Wallis, "Red- Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism, Somerville...
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Jul 15, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PIC TO Enlarge Doug Holder judged the award in 2007. This award is granted by the Voices Israel Literary Organization. Holder visited and ran workshops for the group in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, and elsewhere.
Topics: Reuben Rose Award, Voices Israel, Doug Holder
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Jul 14, 2019 dougholder
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Poet Doug Holder at his girlfriend's apartment in the North end of Boston  (1984)
Topics: Doug Holder, North End
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Doug Holder interviews Henry at the Somerville Media Studios--Poet to Poet Writer to Writer
Topics: Sweet Marjoram, DeWitt Henry, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet, Somerville Media Center
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(Click on Picture to enlarge) McIntyre and Moore is now a defunct used book shop that had a storefront in Davis Square Somerville, MA--among other places over the years. Very well-known in the Boston-area.
Topics: McIntyre and Moore, Doug Holder, Ibbetson Street, Davis Quare, Somerville
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Jul 9, 2019 dougholder
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( Click on picture to enlarge)    Franz Wright writes to Doug Holder about poet Sarah Hannah's untimely death.
Topics: Sarah Hannah, Doug Holder, Franz Wright
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Jul 4, 2019 dougholder
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( Click on picture to enlarge) Doug Holder corresponds with poet Franz Wright about a possible visit to the Wilderness House Literary Retreat, and a reading with Robert Creeley.  (2004).
Topics: Robert Creeley, Steve Glines, Wilderness House Literary Retreat,Franz Wright, Doug Holder, Poesy...
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Jul 3, 2019 dougholder
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Phil Temples was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, but he’s lived and played in greater Boston, Massachusetts for nearly four decades. Phil Temples began writing flash fiction and short stories in the 1990s for his own amusement. He’s had over 140 titles appear online and in print. His first novel,  The Winship Affair , was published in 2014 by Blue Mustang Press.  In 2017, Big Table Publishing Company accepted two additional works for publication: a short story anthology, ...
Topics: doug holder, phil temples, poettopoet, somerville media studios
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Jul 2, 2019 dougholder
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE) CLICK ON TO ENLARGE Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard Fairbank Center. Her book of translations,  Something Crosses My Mind: Selected Poems of Wang Xiaoni (Zephyr Press, 2014) was the recipient of a 2  013 PEN/Heim Translation Grant and winner of the 2015 Lucien Stryk Prize. The book was also shortlisted for the International Griffin Prize in 2015. A collection of her own poetry,  Nine Dragon Island , was shortlisted for the Drunken Boat...
Topics: Eleanor Goodman, Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Denise Provost--a state rep in the Massachusetts House--releases her first poetry collection with the Ibbetson Street Press of Somerville, MA. This appeared in the Boston Globe   June 30, 2019
Topics: Denise Provost, Curious Peach, Ibbetson Street Press, The Boston Globe, Doug Holder
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Jun 24, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Daniel Tobin is the author of eight books of poems,  Where the World is Made  (University Press of New England, 1999),  Double Life  (Louisiana State University Press, 2004),  The Narrows  (Four Way Books, 2005),  Second Things  (Four Way Books, 2008),  Belated Heavens  (Four Way Books, 2010),  The Net  (Four Way Books, 2014),  From Nothing  (Four Way Books, 2016), and  Blood Labors  (Four Way Books, 2018), as well as  The Stone in the Air , his suite of...
Topics: Daniel Tobin, Doug Holder, Emerson College
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Jun 23, 2019 dougholder
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A chapbook put out by the Ibbetson Street Press/Endicott College Young Poet Series. The series was founded by Professors Doug Holder ,and Dan Sklar. It is directed by Emily Pineau.
Topics: Endicott College/Ibbetson Street Press Young Writers Series, Dan Sklar, Emily Pineau, Kuoya Dutt
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Jun 23, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Article in the Boston Globe about Doug Holder and the Newton Free Library Poetry Series. (2005)
Topics: The Boston Globe, McLean Hospital, Newton Free Library Poetry Series, Doug Holder, Dick Lourie,...
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Jun 22, 2019 dougholder
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( Click on pic to enlarge) Sam Cornish was born in Baltimore in 1935. He was educated at Goddard College and Northwestern University. He authored ten collections of poetry, including  Dead Beats (Ibbetson Street Press, 2011),  An Apron Full of Beans: New and Selected Poems (CavanKerry, 2008), and  Folks Like Me  (Zoland Books, 1993). Cornish taught at Emerson College and other Massachussets-based institutions, and also worked as an editor and reviewer. He received a fellowship from the...
Topics: Sam Cornish, Boston Poet Laureate, Dead Beats, Doug Holder, Ibbetson Street Press
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Jun 21, 2019 dougholderproductions
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Rebecca Kopycinski    has a new play out:  Reagan Esther Myer     that can be seen at the  Somerville Arts Armory Thursday through Saturday  6:30 pm, show 7:00 pm  Sunday, doors 3:30 pm, show 4:00 pm  Cash bar "Reagan Esther Myer is a multimedia one-woman show that uses live music, video, and dialogue to tell the story of life in a patriarchal speculative future where ThotBot brain implants use algorithms to turn your thoughts in Value. Not your typical glitched-out one-woman...
Topic: doug holder, bloc11 cafe, Rebecca Kopycinski, Live video art mixed by Michael Dewberry, Reagan...
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Doug Holder interviews writer Gregory Wolos--author of " Women of Consequence" on his Poet to Poet Writer to Writer Show. Over the last decade, Gregory Wolos's short stories have appeared in more than seventy journals and anthologies. His work can be found in publications like Glimmer Train, Georgia Review, Florida Review, descant, Baltimore Review, The Pinch, Post Road, The Los Angeles Review, PANK, and Tahoma Literary Review. ..
Topics: Gregory Wolos, Somerville Media Center, Doug Holder
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Click on the picture to enlarge... Doug Holder presented Frank Bidart with the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award at the Somerville News Writers Festival. Other winners have been Jack Powers, David Godine, Robert Pinsky, Louisa Solano, Afaa Michael Weaver, Robert K. Johnson, Harris Gardner, Steve Glines and Gloria Mindock.
Topics: Other winners have been Jack Powers, David Godine, Robert Pinsky, Louisa Solano, Afaa Michael...
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Jun 18, 2019 dougholder
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE) Errol Lincoln Uys (pronounced ‘Ace’) is the author of the epic historical novel,'Brazil.' Of this work, distinguished Brazilian critic Wilson Martins wrote: “Uys accomplished what no Brazilian author from José de Alencar to João Ubaldo Ribeiro and Jorge Amado was able to do. He is the first to write our national epic in its entirety. He is the first outsider to see us with total honesty and sympathy. Descriptions like those of the war with Paraguay are...
Topic: BRAZIL, Errol Lincoln Uys, Doug Holder
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Jun 17, 2019 dougholder
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(Click on picture to enlarge) Sunnyoutside is a small, indie press founded by Dave McNamara. It is now located in Buffalo, NY.
Topics: Dave McNamara, sunnyoutside, No one dies at the Au Bon Pain, Afaa Michael Weaver, Hugh Fox, Doug...
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Jun 17, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Sharon Bryan Sharon Bryan is the author of four books of poems, most recently  Flying Blind  (Sarabande Books, 1996) and  Sharp Stars  (BOA Editions Ltd., 2009), which was the recipient of the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. She is also the editor of  Where We Stand: Women Poets on Literary Tradition  (W. W. Norton & Company, 1994) ,  and coeditor, with William Olsen, of  Planet on the Table: Poets on the Reading Life  (Sarabande Books, 2003) ....
Topics: Sharon Bryan, Mecca, Gwendolyn Brooks, Howl
    ( Click on Picture to Enlarge) 2004.  The Wilderness House Literary Retreat was established in Littleton, Mass.--located in a nature reserve. It was founded by Steve Glines-- Holder helped with its inception. Here Robert Creeley writes about his experience there. Although the retreat was short lived--it showcased a number of  well- known Boston-area poets and writers, including Lunch series: Bob Clawson Louisa Solano   John Hanson Mitchell Afaa Michael Weaver Hallie Ephron  C. Michael...
Topics: Wilderness House Retreat Lunch series: Bob Clawson Louisa Solano John Hanson Mitchell Afaa Michael...
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Jun 16, 2019 dougholder
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE)   Frannie Lindsay  is an  American  poet. She is author of three poetry collections, most recently,  Mayweed  ( Word Works , 2010). [1]  Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell and Millay Colonies, and  Yaddo . Her poems have been published in literary journals and magazines including  The Atlantic Monthly, The Yale Review, Black Warrior Review, The Georgia Review, The...
Topics: Frannie Lindsay, poet, doug holder
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Jun 15, 2019 dougholder
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE) This review appeared on the front cover of the Small Magazine Review in Jan. 2015.
Topics: Angela Consolo Mankiewicz, small magazine review, doug holder, Ibbetson Street 35
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CLICK ON Picture TO ENLARGE Jean Cairnie is the daughter of the late Gordon Cairnie--owner of the famed Grolier Poetry Book Shop--she responds to an interview with Louisa Solano (who took over the shop) conducted by Doug Holder.
Topics: Doug Holder, Jean Cairnie Castle, Gordon Cairnie, Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Harvard Square
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Jun 10, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Glass first began to write and publish experimental poetry in c. 1972. Starting in 1976, he edited and published the mimeographed  Goethe ’s Notes Magazine  and Goethe's Press from his family home in  Westminster, Maryland . Richard Kostelanetz 's wide-ranging cultural activities were a major influence during this period, particularly Kostelanetz's  Assembling Magazine , the third volume of which Glass helped to assemble at the Maryland Writers' Council in...
Topics: doug Holder, jesse glass, hugh fox
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Topics: Robert Riche, Doug Holder, Richard Yates
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Brown is the founder and managing director of The Official Website of Tomas Tranströmer, dedicated to the life and work of Tranströmer, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Topics: Steven Ford Brown, Doug Holder, Tomas Transtromer, Tam Lin Neville
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This was presented in 2015 by Robin Stratton of the Newton Writing and Publishing Center to Doug Holder.
Topics: Doug Holder, Robin Stratton, Newton Writing and Publishing Center
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Jun 8, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Final issue--mast head---
Topics: Small press Review, Doug Holder, Len Fulton, Bob Grumman, Kirby Congdon, Richard Kostelanetz, A. D....
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE John Canaday has published poems in  New England Review ,  The Paris Review ,  Raritan , and  Slate , among other journals and anthologies. His first book-length collection of poems,  The Invisible World , was chosen by  Sherod Santos  for the 2001 Walt Whitman Award and will be published by Louisiana State University Press in spring 2002. He is also a winner of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Playwriting and the New Millennium Poetry Award,...
Topics: John Canaday, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet/Somerville Media Center
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( CLICK ON TO ENLARGE) Oct. 14, 2010   Memorial service flyer for Jack Powers   founder of Stone Soup Poets  (2010)  Doug Holder was on the organizing committee. 
Topics: Margaret Nairn Wesel, Side Walk Sam, James Van Looy, Andreas Powers, Wambat, International...
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Title City of poets Attribution edited by Don DiVecchio, Doug Holder, and Richard Wilhelm. Variant title 18 Boston voices Eighteen Boston voices Published Somerville, Mass. : Singing Bone Press, c2000. Description 106 p. ; 23 cm. Language English Notes "18 Boston voices"--Cover. Subjects American poetry -- 20th century. Poetry -- Massachusetts -- Boston. Boston (Mass.) -- Poetry. Author / Creator Divecchio, Don.  Holder, Doug.  Wilhelm, Richard.  Contents Robert K. Johnson --...
Topics: City of Poet: 18 Boston Voices Singing Bone Press/Ibbetson Street Press, 33 Ibbetson Street,...
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Professor Mark Stevitz invited Holder to lecture in his class... This is a reaction from a student...
Topics: Gordon College, Last Night at the Wursthaus, Mark Stevitz, Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Steele wrote a biography of W.P. Kinsella. Steele wanted to quote from Holder's interview with Lawrence Kessenich, who worked with W.P. Kinsella, when he was an editor at Houghton Miflin in Boston, MA.
Topics: Doug Holder, William Steele PHD, Lipscomb University Shoeless Joe
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CLICK ON PICTURE TWICE TO READ Holder writes about the passing of the European restaurant--a mainstay of red sauce cuisine in the North End of Boston.
Topics: European, North End, Boston, The Boston Globe, Letters to the Editor
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Jun 6, 2019 dougholder
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Click on Picture to Enlarge J.P. Bickford  objecting to poetry, title,  and front cover of a proposed book by Doug Holder--Eating Grief at Bickford's
Topics: Bickford's Doug Holder, Eating Grief at Bickford's
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Jun 5, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE This was in response to his master's thesis  " Food as a Symbol of the Conflict of Assimilation and Alienation in the Fiction of Henry Roth"  Harvard University (1997)
Topics: Ruth Wisse, Doug Holder, Harvard University, " Food as a Symbol of the Conflict of...
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Len Fulton was the founder of the Small Press Review--a comprehensive rag of reviews from the world of little presses. The Wall St. Journal wrote of Fulton's publications, " They are the bible of the business."
Topics: Len Fulton, Small Press Review, Memorial Pamphlet
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In 1835, two Salisbury brothers journey to Washington City from Sandy Creek, New York to promote their town. In Washington, they witness a slave being whipped. Mason Salisbury tries to intervene and is struck across the face with the whip. Mason becomes an ardent abolitionist. In 1861, his son, Moreau, is at seminary when Fort Sumter is fired on, beginning the Civil War. Moreau cannot reconcile the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” with killing, even given the abomination of slavery. But...
Topics: dougholder, luke salisbury, no common war, black heron press, somerville media studios, poettopoet,...
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Jun 4, 2019 dougholder
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* Somerville Bagel Bard Luke Salisbury has a new novel coming out in the spring. I decided to reprint this review from The Forward. Luke Salisbury’s stunning Civil War novel  No Common War  brings America’s bloodiest war to life through the eyes of a father, a son, and those who care about them. Mason Salisbury, a staunch abolitionist, has seen the cruelty of slavery first hand. His son Moreau, called Ro, is an equally staunch pacifist – until he befriends a runaway slave. After Fort...
Topics: Doug Holder, Luke Salisbury, No Common War, Somerville Media Studios, Black Heron Press
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Jun 4, 2019 dougholder
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  CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE    Robert Pinsky talks about Donald Holder's lighting of  "Robots' Opera" with Doug Holder.  Creators: By Tod Machover Libretto by  Robert Pinsky  Story by  Robert Pinsky  & Randy Weiner ...
Topics: Robert Pinsky, Doug Holder, Donald Holder, Robots' Opera, Tod Machover
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Jun 4, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE The readings took place at Adams House at Harvard.  Some of the other participants were Jorie Graham,  Cola Franzen, Fred Marchant, Jean Valentine, and others
Topics: Ibbetson Street Press, Louisa Solano, Cafe Review, Doug Holder, Linda Haviland Conte, Deborah...
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Charlotte Gordon, an English professor at Endicott College in Beverly, has won the National Book Critics Circle award for her biography, "Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley.
Topics: Charlotte Gordon, Doug Holder, Endicott College, National Book Critic Circle award, poet to poet
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( CLICK ON TO ENLARGE) " The Patient" is a play that takes place on a night shift at a famous psychiatric hospital outside of Boston around 1985. The play was adapted by Lawrence Kessenich from a short story by Doug Holder The "Quiet Room."
Topics: The Patient, Lawrence Kessenich, Doug Holder, Playwright's Platform, Paul Victor Walsh, "The...
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Jun 3, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE A Postcard--for Molly Lynn Watt's poetry collection. It dealt with her personal experience in the Civil Rights Movement. This was published by the Ibbetson Street Press of Somerville, MA. Poet Martha Collins comments on the book...
Topics: On Wings of Song, Molly Lynn Watt, Martha Collins, Ibbetson Street Press
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Jun 2, 2019 dougholder
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Hamilton is the author of "Legends of the Chelsea Hotel,"  and others...
Topics: Legends of the Chelsea Hotel, Ed Hamilton, Doug Holder, The Man int the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Elizabeth McCracken is the author of six books:  Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry ,  The Giant’s House, Niagara Falls All Over Again ,  An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination ,  Thunderstruck & Other Stories , and the forthcoming  Bowlaway.   She’s received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Liguria Study Center, the American Academy in Berlin, the Fine Arts Work Center in...
Topics: Elizabeth McCracken, Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Doug Holder was the director of the Ibbetson Street Press/Endicott College Visiting Authors for seven years-- 2011-2018. Here is a notice of Ploughshares founder--DeWitt Henry's visit.
Topics: Visiting Author Series, Mark Herlihy, Dan Sklar, Endicott College, De Witt Henry, Ibbetson Street...
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Jun 1, 2019 dougholder
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Director Robert K. Johnson.  The annual Newton Free Library Poetry Festival.  ( 2000)
Topics: Mary Pinard, Doug Holder, Gayle Roby, Marilyn Bentov, Grey Held, Carol Hobbs, Robert K. Johnson,...
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Jun 1, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON TO ENLARGE Doug Holder's introduction to Robert Lowell's poem " Waking in the Blue," was published in this anthology edited by Robert Pinsky.
Topics: Waking in the Blue, Robert Lowell, Doug Holder, Americans' Favorite Poem Project
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May 31, 2019 dougholder
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Ryk McIntyre  CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Ryk McIntyre ruling the roost at Got Poetry. Photo by Melissa Guillet. Ryk McIntyre can be counted among the Cantab originals; in 1991, he represented the venue at the National Poetry Slam (note that poets born in 1991 are now old enough to enter the Cantab). A mainstay of the scene, he became part of the new-school hosting staff in 2004 when the SlamMaster post changed hands. After a fourteen-year absence from the National Poetry Slam, Ryk earned a spot...
Topics: Ryk McIntyre, Doug Holder, The Somerville News
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Click on Picture to Enlarge This letter involved  San Francisco Beat Poet AD Winans reflecting on the death of Hugh Fox--a legendary figure in the small press, and Len Fulton the founder of the Small Press Review.
Topics: AD Winans, Hugh Fox Doug Holder, Len Fulton, Small Press Review
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE The Ibbetson Street Press--founded by Doug Holder, Richard Wilhelm and Dianne Robitaille--published a chapbook of poems by Jack Powers-- "Inaccessibility of the Creator." This poster is for his reading at the Brookline Booksmith," in Brookline, MA. 
Topics: Jack Powers, Inaccessibilityof the Creator, Brookline Booksmith, Ibbetson Street Press, Dianne...
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May 30, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Holder won an award for his poem, " Mourning Gulls at Daybreak"
Topics: Morning Gulls, State of Maine Writer's Conference, Doug Holder
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May 29, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Ken Ingham was instrumental in making Stone Soup Poets ( founded by Jack Powers) a non-profit. He resigned --and for a year Doug Holder was the acting president.  Many of the names here--were and still are active in the grassroots poetry scene.
Topics: Jack Powers, James Van Looy, Ian Thal, Mel King, Carol Weston, John Lincoln Wright, Deborah...
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Jack Powers ( the late founder of Stone Soup Poets) and Doug Holder ( Ibbetson Street Press) sponsored the event. Readers were John Weiners, Lyn Lifshin, also Jim Dunn, Dianna Der Hovanessian, Cathy Salmons, Sidewalk Sam, and Doug Holder
Topics: John Weiners, Beacon Hill, Old West Church, Boston, Lyn Lifshin, Jack Powers, Dianna...
(CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE) Mike Basinski--the former curator  of Poetry/Rare Books at the University at Buffalo writes a sort of prose poem review of Holder's book " No One Dies at the Au Bon Pain."( sunnyoutside)
Topics: the-hold.com, Mike Basinski, Doug Holder, University at Buffalo, sunnyoutside, No One Dies at the...
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May 27, 2019
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Meanie magazine was founded in the 90's by Jim Behrle. He held his reading series in Waterstone Books at Exeter Street in Boston, where he worked.  I had a number of poems in this magazine.... Later I interviewed Behrle at the Somerville Media Studios.
Topics: Jim Behrle, Meanie, Boston, Doug Holder, Waterstone Books
Doug Holder is above all an urban poet, an observer chronicling the everyday sights and absurdities of Somerville, Boston and New York City in plain talk flavored with cool irony and sudden startling bursts of imagery. His settings include hospital rooms, bars, coffee shops, Harvard Yard, the post office, buses and subway trains, the Boston Public Library, Shea Stadium, housing projects, city streets, and the Midtown Tunnel from Queens to Manhattan which is the location of the book’s title...
Topics: Pamela Annas/U/Mass Boston, The Man in the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel, Cervena Barva Press, Gloria...
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Roses took Holder's poetry workshop at Newton Community Education. ROSES, Lorraine Elena.  American, b. 1943.  Genres:   Literary criticism  and history, Biography.  Career:  Boston University, Boston, MA, assistant professor, 1975-77; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, professor of Spanish, 1977-, director of Latin American studies, 1992-. 
Topics: Lorraine Roses, Wellesley College, Doug Holder, Newton Community Education poetry workshop
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  Click on pic to enlarge The Women Musician Network was founded in 1997 by Lucy Holstedt of Berklee College of Boston--here is a program and note to Doug Holder. This program is from 2011.
Topics: Lucy Holstedt, Kirk Etherton, Women Musician Network, Berklee College, Boston
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May 26, 2019 dougholder
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Topics: Doug Holder, Richard Wilhelm, Ibbetson Street 1, Scott Kathan, Richard "Link" Ray, Diana...
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May 26, 2019 doug
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Rita Holder talks about her early years in the Bronx, etc...... She was born in 1926.  This took place during a dinner with my mom at a restaurant in town.
Topics: Rita Holder, Don Holder, Rockville Center, NY, Doug Holder, Don Holde
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May 26, 2019 doug holder
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  CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE A review of a Lyn Lifshin collection by Doug Holder, in the famed indie press " Black Sparrow."   This is the press that made Charles Bukowski famous.
Topics: Black Sparrow Press, Doug Holder, Lyn Lifshin, Charles Bukowski
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May 26, 2019 doug holder
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Lifshin talks about Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, etc....
Topics: Lyn Lifshin, Doug Holder, Allen Ginsberg, Dylan Thomas
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May 25, 2019 doug holder
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( Click on picture to Enlarge) Pulitzer Prize--winning poet Franz Wright sends Doug Holder a letter regarding John Wieners.
Topics: Franz Wright, John Wieners, Doug Holder, John Weiners
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May 23, 2019 doug holder
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This book was published by the sunnyoutside press--which was located in Somerville, MA. but later moved to  Buffalo, NY. The poems were inspired by the sprawling Au Bon Cafe in Harvard Square that is no longer with us.  Yiskado, Yiskados.
Topics: Au Bon Pain, Harvard Square, Doug Holder, Dave McNamara, sunnyoutside press, buffalo, ny, somerville
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Letter from illustrator Channing Thieme about her exhibit at the Boston Public Library to Doug Holder. Holder interviewed her in 2000, for Spare Change News--a Boston-area street newspaper. The illustration is of  the Skip Tiernan--a women's right activist and homeless advocate in Boston. The exhibit was titled " Boston Faces."
Topics: Channing Thieme, Skip Tiernan, Doug Holder, Boston Public Library
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May 22, 2019 doug holder
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Ravi  Teja  Yelamanchili  is currently working at Vision33 as a Technical Business Analyst. His writing   has previously been published in the Muddy River Poetry Review,  the  Somerville Times, Sahitya  Akademi ’ s   Indian Literature, Muse India, and several other journals. He also won the Boston Mayor ’ s Poetry   Program Contest, and the University of Pittsburg h Undergraduate Poetry Contest. Posted b
Topics: Ravi Yelamanchili, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet Writer to Writer, Somerville Media Studios
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May 21, 2019 doug holder
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Doug Holder founded this series with Dr. Marc Herlihy and Professor Dan Sklar at Endicott College that ran from 2011 to 2018.   Guests included DeWitt Henry, Fred Marchant, Charles Coe, Afaa Michael Weaver, Marge Piercy, Luke Salisbury  and many others...
Topics: Endicott College, Ibbetson Street Press Visiting Author series, DeWitt Henry, Robert K. Johnson,...
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Ada Aharoni: An Israeli scholar of literature and peace. With Doug Holder In December of 2007 I was a guest of the Voices Israel literary organization. I toured Israel, ran a number of workshops, and gave readings in such cities as Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. One of the many interesting people that I met was Dr. Ada Aharoni. Aharoni in spite of her many accomplishments is an unaffected, and accessible personality. She is a published poet, peace activist, university lecturer, literary critic...
Topics: Ada Aharoni: An Israeli scholar of literature and peace., Doug Holder, Boston Area Small Press and...
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May 20, 2019 doug holder
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Holder satirized  with other American poets by The American Dissident.
Topics: Charles Coe, Franz Wright, Joan Houlihan, Martin Espada, Robert Pinsky, Fred Marchant ( Holder back...
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May 20, 2019 doug holder
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Holder satirized by the online and print journal  The American Dissident.
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May 20, 2019 Doug Holder
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CLICK ON TO ENLARGE The American Dissident an online and print mocks the academy and prominent poets and organizations--I was " honored" to be one of them.
Topic: The American Dissident Disses Doug Holder
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May 19, 2019 Doug Holder
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Holder's first published poem, in a journal in Vancouver, Canada.   Click on picture to enlarge
Topics: Doug Holder, sub-terrain, Public Restrooms, Vancouver
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May 19, 2019 Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Patricia Wild's column in The Somerville Journal discusses poetry in general and specifically a collection of poetry edited by Richard Wilhelm, Don DiVecchio and Doug Holder.  ( City of Poets:18 Boston Voices)
Topics: The Somerville Journal, Doug Holder, Patricia Wild, City of Poets: 18 Boston Voices, Don DiVecchio,...
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May 19, 2019 doug holder
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A poem by Doug Holder in the postcard series of the sunnyoutside press of Buffalo, NY. Holder published a book with them, " No One Dies at the Au Bon Pain"
Topics: sunnyoutside, doug holder, the big bang, dave mcnamara, buffalo, ny
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May 19, 2019 Doug Holder
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Jacob Wirth was a historic old tavern in Boston that I have been eating and drinking in since I was a snot-nosed Boston University undergrad. I have an old poster from Wirth's in which they quote a waiter Fredrick Fritz Furth (1875-1951):  " Yesterday it was the fathers who were my friends. Today, it is the sons. Yesterday, a man came in and brought his boy. Today, that boy's son came in and calls me Fritz...  I look at the young man and see the father, and my memory goes back to many...
Topics: Jacob Wirth, Boston, Doug Holder
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May 18, 2019 Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PIC ENLARGE In the Belmont-Citizen Herald. Article about Doug Holder and his literary mission at McLean Hospital.
Topic: McLean Hospital
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May 18, 2019 Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Poster from Richard Cambridge's Poets Theatre--celebration of the small presses  Doug Holder, Richard Cambridge, Gloria Mindock, Dave McNamara
Topics: Gloria Mindock, Doug Holder, Richard Cambridge, Dave McNamara, Club Passim, small presses
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Transformed, we find ourselves breathing as if by the ocean where we birthed. [...] in a study of a daughter bemoaning the state of a mother firmly in dotage and decline, Mary McCullough writes a masterful portrait of the matriarchal shadow the mother is now in "Assurance": hands that once braided my hair rest in mother's lap she sits in a chair placed against a drab hospital wall, converses in monotones with her invisible listeners. i search for a niche in her flatness, proof of her...
Topic: Doug Holder, Brattleboro Reformer, Mary McCullough, " The Bones we Carry"
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May 17, 2019 Doug Holder
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Doug Holder has been director of the series since 2002. Here is a sample poster from the series....
Topics: Newton Free Library Poetry Series, X.J. Kennedy, Richard Hoffman
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May 17, 2019 Doug Holder
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(2001) Doug Holder interviews Eve Bridberg, founder for the Boston literary organization  Grub St., for The Somerville News at her home in Somerville, MA.
Topics: Eve Bridberg, Doug Holder, Grub Street, Boston, The Somerville Times
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May 15, 2019 Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Doug Holder has been the arts editor of The Somerville Times since 2002 ( The Somerville News morphed into the Somerville Times) This column has a daily poetry column  LYRICAL SOMERVILLE   as well as a column that deals with local and regional literary figures, books, interviews...etc... There are a number of people who contribute from time to time, including Dennis Daly, Mike Steffen, Lawrence Kessenich, Kirk Etherton and others.
Topics: Off the Shelf, Donald Norton, The Somerville Times, Bobbie Toner, Off the Shelf, Lyrical...
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Doug Holder's poem " The View from McLean Hospital," published in the newsletter for the hospital nursing staff...
Topics: Doug Holder, " The View from McLean Hospital" McLean Hospital Nursing Network
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Fred Marchant is an American poet, and Professor of English and Literature at Suffolk University. He is the director of both the Creative Writing program and The Poetry Center at Suffolk University.
Topics: Fred Marchant, Doug Holder, Suffolk University
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Letter from Kathleen Spivack about Doug Holder.    Spivack was born in New York, NY, and was raised in North Bennington, VT. The eldest daughter of   Peter Drucker , at an early age she developed a love for writing and literature. She graduated from   Oberlin College   in 1959 and won a fellowship to study at Boston University with   Robert Lowell . Her writing has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, some of her work has been translated into French. Publications include...
Topics: Kathleen Spivack, Doug Holder
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Aaron Tillman is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program at Newbury College. He was a First-Place Winner in Glimmer Train Stories' Short-Story Award for New Writers and won First Prize in the Nancy Potter Short Story Contest at University of Rhode Island. His stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Madison Review, Arcadia Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, great weather for MEDIA, Sou'wester, The Tishman Review, upstreet, Burrow Press Review, The Writer's...
Topics: Aaron Tillman, Jewish writers, Doug Holder, PoettoPoet, Somerville, MA, . Somerville Media Center
CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Composer Lucy Holstedt, a professor at Boston's prestigious music college Berklee- -put this poem by Doug Holder to music and it was performed as a dance at the Boston National Poetry Festival.  The poem was inspired by Doug Holder's 36 years of work at McLean Hospital
Topics: Berklee College, Lucy Holstedt, Old South Church, Boston, Boston National Poetry Festival, McLean...
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Kenneth Lee poem's " Symbiosis" from Ibbetson 42 was featured in this column by the former U.S. Poet Laureate
Topics: Ibbetson Street, American Life in Poetry, Ted Kooser, Doug Holder, Harris Garner, Lawrence...
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May 13, 2019 Doug Holder
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... Countless stories are emerging about Mr. Butch, the funny, friendly king of Harvard Avenue in Allston who died last week in a scooter accident at the age of 56. Doug Holder, the founder of Ibbetson Street Press and director of the Newton Free Library poetry series, sent us a moving tribute to Mr. Butch (which is running in its entirety in this week's Spare Change News). Here is an excerpt: "It is poetic justice that Mr. Butch died on the streets of Boston in a motor scooter accident....
Topics: Doug Holder, Mr. Butch, The Rat, Boston Globe
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May 13, 2019 Douglas S. Holder
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 Catch, inspect, stack and pack Her face dips and sways She hums under breath The machine flirts back Cha cha cha cha cha In "Rainbow," she tells of a pair of brothers who were fishermen in their hometown, Santiago, Chile, and picked berries on CITY WEEKLY / SOMERVILLE  The Boston Globe A  poet 's inspiration can come from just about anywhere. Lisa Beatman found it on the factory floor of Ames Safety Envelope Co., the Somerville business where she worked for four years, teaching...
Topics: Boston Globe, Manufactiring America, old Ames Envelope Factory, Somerville, Lisa Beatman, Ibbetson...